Bugatti Type 35A Replica  Chassis no. KAJ 139669
Lot 665
Bugatti Type 35A Replica
Registration no. MJO 433 Chassis no. KAJ 139669
Sold for £ 19,550 (US$ 24,609) inc. premium

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Bugatti Type 35A Replica  Chassis no. KAJ 139669 Bugatti Type 35A Replica  Chassis no. KAJ 139669
Bugatti Type 35A Replica
Coachwork by Mike King Racing

Registration no. MJO 433
Chassis no. KAJ 139669
‘Among racing cars it is the 1924 Type 35 Bugatti which tops the list of beautiful cars of the (1920s) period. Some would say it's the most beautiful racing car of all time. Although it underwent detail changes through the years and the radiator was enlarged, its lines were virtually unchanged from its appearance in the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France in July 1924, through to its final, 51 version of 1931-32.’ - Autocar magazine.
For those who yearn for Bugatti-style motoring yet cannot afford the associated expense, a replica is the obvious solution and for many years the classic Type 35 has inspired the construction of numerous lookalikes, some using a mixture of components from other Bugattis, others, like the example offered here, being almost entirely manufactured anew. This well constructed Type 35A replica was built in 1990 by Mike King Racing, of Sandwich, Kent, a specialist firm noted for the design and construction of replica vintage cars including Bentley, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, ERA, MG and Delage. Constructed around a Triumph 2000 six-cylinder engine and mechanicals, it features aluminium coachwork, glassfibre mudguards and tail, and wire wheels to Type 35 specification. The car is finished in blue, of course, with matching interior, the latter featuring instruments by Marks of Tunbridge Wells mounted in an engine-turned alloy dashboard. Presented in good condition throughout, the car has covered circa 5,400 miles since completion and drove very well when exercised recently on a short test run. The vehicle is offered with MoT to June 2006, road fund licence to May 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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